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Monday
Dec182017

Garmin Now Shipping All-in-One ADS-B and SiriusXM Aviation Receiver

Garmin says its GDL 52 portable aviation receiver is now available.

Garmin GDL 52 is available now.The GDL 52 is the first portable receiver capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) weather and dual-link, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices, Garmin says. The equipment includes a built-in battery and provides GPS position data as well as back-up attitude information to compatible portable devices.

Pilots using the GDL 52 can receive ADS-B traffic information and audible alerts to easily identify potential traffic conflicts. ADS-B traffic is overlaid on the dedicated traffic page, the moving map page, and also displayed over IFR/VFR charts on compatible devices.

Boasting superior battery life, a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery allows the GDL 52 to receive ADS-B and SiriusXM data for up to 5 hours on a single charge. Pilots also have access to the most recent data as the GDL series continually downloads traffic and weather information in the background — even while the compatible display sleeps. Capable of wirelessly streaming data to two devices and making hardwired connections to two additional devices simultaneously, the GDL 52 offers quick and convenient access to essential information throughout the cockpit.

A remote-mount version, the GDL 52R, can also be wired to external power.

SiriusXM audio is also available through the GDL 52 with three easy ways to connect.

The GDL 52/52R is available and shipping now for $1149.

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